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Santa Clause By Any Other Name
Whether you call him Santa Clause, Santa Claus, Saint Nicholas, Kris Kringle, Father Christmas, or any other of the hundreds of names for him, Santa is still the hero of millions of children in the world.
We love Santa Clause at our house, and we love to track his yearly visits! Check out the many faces of Santa below, and share our joy while we wait for his yearly travel around the world.
1. Where does the name Kris Kringle originate?
2. Who wrote the original The Night Before Christmas poem?
3. Where did the tradition of Christmas gifts come from?
4. To deliver presents all over the world to all the children who believe in him how many presents would he have to deliver in a second?
Answers are at the bottom of the page.
Here Comes Santa
Twas' The Night Before Christmas
The legend of Santa Clause first became a large part of American culture when writer Clement Clarke Moore created the poem Twas' The Night Before Christmas Children around the world then became familiar with:
"sugarplums dancing in their heads..."
"laying a finger aside of his nose, and giving a nod up the chimney he rose..."
and other great quotes from this childhood favorite.
Three reasons to love Santa Clause
1. Warm and fuzzy childhood memories.
2. I believe.
3. There's no one funner than Santa Clause when you're a child.
Santa's Favorite Team
My Favorite Movies About Santa Clause
I love curling up on the couch with a big mug of hot chocolate, a warm toasty fire, and a movie about my favorite hero, Santa Clause.
Here are some of my favorites, I watch them every year. It's a tradition at our house.
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Quick, what do you think of Santa Clause?
Santa Clause Videos
- Santa Claus.com
Find out how Christmas is celebrated around the world.
- Santa Claus Facts
Find out more about the history and origin of Santa Clause
- Santa Lessons
Everything Else offers lesson plans to help you teach children about the history of Santa Claus
- Santa Names
Find out what they call Santa Clause in other countries.
- The History Of Santa Clause
Find out how Santa got his name, where his red suit originated, and more.
- The North Pole.com
More on the history of Santa Claus, and how the Dutch brought his story to America.
- Norad Tracks Santa
Track Santa's progress around the world on Christmas Eve!
Vote for your favorite Santa Clause stuff
Santa Trivia Answers
1. It originates from Germany, and comes from the term Christ Kind, which in English means "Christ Child."
2. Clement C. Moore, the original poem was called, The Night Before Christmas " A Visit from St. Nicholas"
3. The tradition of gifts comes from the Magi bearing gifts for the Christ child.
4. To deliver presents to all the children who believe in him, on Christmas eve, taking into account the different time zones around the world, Santa Clause would have to visit approximately 830 houses per second during a 31 hour time frame.
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